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Personal Injury
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to explore the scope of the ruling in Jones v Kaney and to what extent the withdrawal of the immunity from actions in negligence is likely to impact on the expert witness community. Drawing from earlier authority concerning the immunity of counsel, this podcast also explores what parallels can be drawn.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the scope of the decision in Jones v Kaney;
  • Understand the justification for immunity applying to expert witnesses;
  • Differences between experts and factual witnesses;
  • Understand the way in which the decision may impact on the expert witness community;
  • Be aware of the potential difficulties for a Claimant wishing to pursue an expert for negligence.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13;
  • Arthur JS Hall & Co v Simons [2002] 1 AC 615;
  • Stanton v Callaghan 2000] QB 75.
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This podcast reviews the 2011 Supreme Court judgment in Jones v Kaney [2011] UKSC 13 and what it may mean for the expert witness community and legal advisors in the future.

Podcast added: 04/07/11

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-04

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